Andrew Rowe signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and will forgo his senior season. He joins teammate Jeff Petry (Edmonton Oilers), who also signed a professional contract. There is speculation that Corey Tropp will go pro as well. The Spartans will lose a great amount of offensive production if both Tropp and Rowe are gone, and they have already lost their best defenseman.
Tim Kennedy was selected to play with Team USA during the World Championships. The games are played in Germany from May 7-23. He is the second former Spartan from the Buffalo Sabres to play for the Red, White, and Blue this year. Ryan Miller was the starting goaltender of the USA Olympic silver medalists.